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Best Things to Do in New York City

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Bianca's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Juliana's Pizza Cafe in Brooklyn Pick a Bagel

What are the best things to do in New York City?

DUMBO The Edge Central Park Roof Top Bar

What is the best tip for celebrating your anniversary in New York City?

Romantic walk or by horse carage through Central Park. 101 stories up, a glass champagne, and the gorgeous views at The Edge. We also enjoyed a nice dinner at Juliana's, best pizza on our trip.

Visited New York City in April

Photo Shoot Location: Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO

Johnny in New York City for Flytographer


Shea's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Carmines. Love Italian food. Portions sre legendary.

What are the best things to do in New York City?

We rented a limo for our family of 6 to drive us around Manhattan to look at the Christmas display in the department store windows at night.

Visited New York City in November

Photo Shoot Location: Holiday Route - Christmas in the Park

Armando in New York City for Flytographer


Krystyn's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

One of my favorite locations is the restaurant at the top of Bergdorf Goodman's. The food is very good and it has a phenomenal view overlooking Central Park. If you're looking for variety, a bit more casual, and fast - I highly recommend the food court in the basement of The Plaza. There's something for everyone and it's all tasty!

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Head up to the Cloisters (the Metropolitan Museum of Art's annex). It feels like you're transported to a castle in Europe and nowhere near New York City. The art is fantastic and its a quiet break away from the sounds of the city. Also, the transportation museum in Brooklyn has a collection of old subway cars and busses which are a lot of fun for kids to explore.

What is your best travel tip for New York City?

Learn the subway! Google maps can be your friend to get you on the right line to where you need to go. Also, the tilework and some of the art in the subway stops are a lot of fun. But when you're not under the city, take the time to look up! The architecture and art all around you is really quite extraordinary.

Visited New York City in November

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Lauren in New York City for Flytographer


Pip's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

As cliche as it sounds the Olive Garden in Times Square. Perfect location, good prices as in they didn't overinflate their prices due to their location. Food was also delicious. It's also a really cool setup, you go up very narrow esculators to get up so you have a great view of the square.

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Grand central train station is a must do. Simply amazing and when you consider it's a train station, it doesn't feel that way. There's a outlet store tour that takes you into Brooklyn that was great. There are just so many options in New York, you never have to look far to find a great place to eat or grab a snack while you walk along.

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to New York City?

I have a teenage daughter, she was interested in shopping which Times Square certainly gave her. Also helped with the tour out to the outlet stores.

Visited New York City in March

Photo Shoot Location: Times Square

Armando in New York City for Flytographer


Soo's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Oh too many places... Wo Hop (Chinese) Rubirosa (Pizza) Lolo’s Seafood Shack (Caribbean Seafood Shack)

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Eating Halal Guys at 3 in the morning after a night out

What is your best overall travel tip for New York City?

Don’t plan out minute by minute! Just go with the flow and enjoy the random adventures!

Visited New York City in December

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Monika in New York City for Flytographer


Abby's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Carmine's Italian

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Ride bikes through Central Park

What is your best overall travel tip for New York City?

Get the New York pass

Visited New York City in November

Photo Shoot Location: Gapstow Bridge & Skyline

Armando in New York City for Flytographer


Jacquelyn's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

We actually loved eating from a little corner store bakery right around the corner from our Airbnb!

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Visiting The Empire State Building observation deck or Ground Zero

What is your best overall travel tip for New York City?

Don’t drive yourself. LOL

Visited New York City in November

Photo Shoot Location: Central Park

Anna in New York City for Flytographer


Ashley's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

So many great options- love Red Farm, Johns on Bleeker, Luke’s Lobster, L’Angolo, Marea, and Eleven Madison Park to name a few!

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Shop!

What is your best overall travel tip for New York City?

Avoid Times Square

Hometown Shoot in November

Photo Shoot Location: SoHo

Sehee in New York City for Flytographer


Diana's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Prince St Pizza in Soho was delicious! Mmmm!

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Take photos with your Flytographer in Central Park! And also hangout in Soho as they have amazing restaurants and great shopping! It’s a vibrant neighborhood! You just can’t go wrong!

What is your best overall travel tip for New York City?

Take the subway everywhere! It’s so cheap and convenient! It looks difficult and may seem a little scary but it will save you $$$

Visited New York City in November

Photo Shoot Location: Central Park

Sehee in New York City for Flytographer


Jennifer's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Little Italy! Buy a bottle of wine, dip some bread in olive oil and balsamic, and enjoy some authentic chicken parmesan!

What are the best things to do in New York City?

The Edge at Hudson Yards. The views are breathtaking and they have an area with a glass floor that you can look 100 floors down!

What is your best overall travel tip for New York City?

Wear comfortable shoes because you will be walking a lot! And book a photoshoot with Marilyn from Flytographer to capture your trip. All of our other photos are either missing the other person (so they can take our picture) or selfies.

Visited New York City in October

Photo Shoot Location: Central Park

Marilyn in New York City for Flytographer


Jessica's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

The Rag Trader & Bo Peep NYC!

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Seaport District

What is your best overall travel tip for New York City?

Pack comfy walking shoes & carry a light bag

Visited New York City in October

Photo Shoot Location: Central Park

Marilyn in New York City for Flytographer


Alexis's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Almost anywhere! There are so many choices!

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Walk around and explore. New York is so walkable and as you travel from neighborhood to neighborhood you can feel the different energies, see the different architecture, and people watch the different styles! (You can get such great style ideas from just walking the streets of NYC!

What is your best overall travel tip for New York City?

Don’t be afraid to do it all! Broadway, museums, dining out, exploring the parks, walking the city... NYC never sleeps so why should you!

Hometown Shoot in September

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Amanda in New York City for Flytographer


Alannah's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

There’s too many places to count! You really can’t go wrong here. I’m a vegan though, and I tell EVERYONE to go to Blossom in Chelsea. But for those non-vegans then for sure check out Rue 57 (probably best stake frites in the city).

What are the best things to do in New York City?

I’m a huge fan of the Highline and the Chelsea Market/Meatpacking area. A perfect day for me is starting at the Whitney Art Museum. See some exhibits. Then start walking along the Highline. When you get to Chelsea Market, have lunch at one of the vendors. Then keep walking along the Highline until you hit the Vessel. Do the Vessel and end with shopping at Hudson Yards. You get to see so much of the city this way in one day. Plus you can squeeze in a monument, a museum, and shopping! What could be better!

What is your best overall travel tip for New York City?

NYC is an amazing and walkable city. When looking for accommodation, see where you can walk to and subway to. Try to avoid cabs because they will cost more in the end. And always wear comfortable walking shoes!

Hometown Shoot in July

Photo Shoot Location: Greenwich Village

Johnny in New York City for Flytographer


Robert's Travel Tips for New York City

What is your best overall travel tip for New York City?

Take the NYC Ferry from Midtown (34th St or other stops) to Hunters Point, Williamsburg or Dumbo and enjoy the ferry trip and the city skyline!!

Hometown Shoot in July

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Johnny in New York City for Flytographer


Libario's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Impossible question, best restaurants in the world. Odds are any restaurant you pick at random will be above average. I personally like sushi nakazawa

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Bike around to see the city

What is your best overall travel tip for New York City?

Understand the train system before you get there. Will save you so much time

Visited New York City in July

Photo Shoot Location: Gapstow Bridge & Skyline

Anna in New York City for Flytographer


Jennifer's Travel Tips for New York City

What is your best overall travel tip for New York City?

Go see shows, and be open to see something you didn't expect! We like to general rush at least one show while we're there (show up at the box office the day of the show and get discounted tickets), and sometimes the shows we weren't planning to see end up being our favorite shows!

Visited New York City in March

Photo Shoot Location: Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO

Louis in New York City for Flytographer


Medea's Travel Tips for New York City

What is your best overall travel tip for New York City?

Well it was our first time traveling with our baby, so everything was different. NYC with a 3 month old is no joke- but we made so many sweet memories! Top travel tip for traveling with a new baby...take it slow and don’t have too many restrictive time commitments.

Visited New York City in March

Photo Shoot Location: Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO

Armando in New York City for Flytographer


Traci's Travel Tips for New York City

What is your best overall travel tip for New York City?

Must see for any tourist- The 9/11 Memorial Museum and if you can a show!

Visited New York City in February

Photo Shoot Location: Times Square

Sehee in New York City for Flytographer


Kaylee's Travel Tips for New York City

What is your best overall travel tip for New York City?

Go with the flow. Before our trip my friend and I made a list of some things that we might like to do, but we didn't buy tickets to anything prior to arriving in the city. We bought tickets for (almost) everything the day of. This allowed us the freedom to do and go where we wanted each day without being tied to a schedule or long list of things we had to see during our short time in the city. As someone who lives and dies by my calendar, this was extremely freeing and allowed me to truly relax on my vacation.

Visited New York City in February

Photo Shoot Location: Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO

Anna in New York City for Flytographer


Piper's Travel Tips for New York City

What is your best overall travel tip for New York City?

We highly recommend going to a comedy show at the Comedy Cellar. Make reservations ahead of time, grab a slice at Artichoke Basille’s pizza around the corner before and enjoy the show! If you’re up for a surprise or can’t decide which broadway show you want to see we also suggest buying tickets through Broadway Roulette. We got great seats to a show we otherwise would not have picked but absolutely enjoyed while we were there and the surprise was half the fun! Also, do yourself a favor and book a Flytographer shoot with Marilyn! Not only will you have the best photos to remember your trip, but you’ll spend time with one of the sweetest people you’ll ever meet. Marilyn is as kind and fun as she is talented and we are so happy to have met her.

Visited New York City in January

Photo Shoot Location: Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO

Marilyn in New York City for Flytographer


Anika's Travel Tips for New York City

What is your best overall travel tip for New York City?

Bring your walking shoes and be prepared for crowds.

Visited New York City in December

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Amanda in New York City for Flytographer


Lindsay's Travel Tips for New York City

What is your best overall travel tip for New York City?

World Trade Museum/Memorial and Observation; DUMBO in Brooklyn, Central Park, Greenwich Village, Tribeca. There is endless things to see in Manhattan!

Visited New York City in January

Photo Shoot Location: Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO

Johnny in New York City for Flytographer


Kimberly's Travel Tips for New York City

What is your best overall travel tip for New York City?

There’s so much to do in NYC! Save your sleep for later and get out there and see everything!

Visited New York City in December

Photo Shoot Location: Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO

Armando in New York City for Flytographer


Zaid's Travel Tips for New York City

What is your best overall travel tip for New York City?

We really enjoyed the comedy cellar experience. For restaurants, we recommend Joe's pizza, for sushi we recommend zen, and for Chinese Shanghai 21 in China town.

Visited New York City in December

Photo Shoot Location: Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO

Anna in New York City for Flytographer


Rebekah's Travel Tips for New York City

What is your best overall travel tip for New York City?

Vessel is a must see, go to Comedy Cellar and hit the museums!

Visited New York City in December

Photo Shoot Location: Central Park

Monika in New York City for Flytographer


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